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Clint Eastwood loved "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"

American Masters, committed to producing comprehensive film biographies about the broad cast of characters who comprise our cultural history.

Clint Eastwood loved Roberta Flack's song "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face."
Roberta Flack performed with all of that soulful "getting-toggetherness."
How Roberta Flack made "Killing Me Softly With His Song" her own.
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Episodes
Explore the world of a literary icon whose fiction was unlike anything published before.
Explore choreographer Twyla Tharp’s career and famously rigorous creative process.
Trace the life and groundbreaking career of the unstoppable musical icon.
Explore the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller.
The story of the author of the “The Joy Luck Club.”
Discover The Trocks. Dancing on pointe shoes, these male ballerinas mix artistry and joy.
The inspiring story of six trailblazing Black women entertainers.
The story of a visionary artist who found salvation through dance.
Explore the life of the famous singer who became an icon for the civil rights movement.
Explores the life, works and beliefs of the late writer and civil rights activist.
Jason Momoa narrates the story of five-time Olympic medalist and surfer Duke Kahanamoku.
Revisit the remarkable career and life of an icon who became a human rights pioneer.
Extras
Growing up, Roberta Flack was known as a piano prodigy who "could play anything."
Discover music icon Roberta Flack’s rise to stardom and triumphs over racism and sexism.
Philip Roth describes his admiration for Saul Bellow in Roth's final interview.
Salman Rushdie talks about some of his favorite Saul Bellow books in this outtake.
Chicago in the 1980s is the backdrop for Bellow's novel "The Dean's December."
Philip Roth talk about the opposing styles of Ernest Hemingway and Saul Bellow.
Dick Cavett reflects on his early days of standup and the lessons he learned.
Groucho Marx was a prolific writer with "a genuine intellect."
One of Groucho's best nights on "The Dick Cavett Show."
Groucho Marx was a guest host on "The Tonight Show."